Plata (Spanish) n Río de la (<PH:'><PH:r><PH:i><PH:o> <PH:d><PH:e> <PH:l><PH:a>). an estuary on the SE coast of South America, between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers. Length: 275 km (171 miles). Width: (at its mouth) 225 km (140 miles)
, (Also called)
La Plata (English name)
La Plata (Spanish)
1 a port in E Argentina, near the Río de la Plata estuary: founded in 1882 and modelled on Washington DC; university (1897). Pop.: 642979 (1991)
2 See (Río de la) →
Mar del Plata (Spanish)
n a city and resort in E Argentina, on the Atlantic: fishing port. Pop.: 512880 (1991)
Río de la Plata
n See →
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